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the site of the suspected chemical attack there after their vehicle was hit by sniper fire. >>> the obama administration considering how to respond to what it is calling undeniable use of chemical weapons in syria. the secretary of state said the attack was a moral obscenity, and said all signs point to the assad regime. >>> the nation's biggest forest fire is now threating more than 4500 structures in california. >>> the military trial of nidal hassan now in its sentencing phase. he was found guilty of killing 13 people in 2009. >>> students and teachers wrapped up their first day of school in chicago. some parents are complaining students are forced to walk through crime areas in chicago because of school closures. >>> those are the headlines. "consider this" is next on al jazeera. i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern time. and you can always get the latest online at aljazeera.com. ♪ ♪ >>> america inching toward action in syria. president obama, and secretary of state kerry are weighing the options as the world waits. if the u.s. does intervene what would the cost be financially
>>> welcome to al jazeera, i'm john siegenthaler. here are the headlines. the obama administration says it is certain chemical weapons were used in syria, and blames the syrian government for the attack. the white house has promised an intelligence report on the attack later this week. >> translator: we are all hearing the drums of war being beat around us, if the countries are willing to launch a military act against syria, i believe the pretext of chemical weapons is false, baseless and groundless. and as i said, i challenge, i dare them to produce one single piece of evidence. >>> inspectors from the un are still in syria looking for evidence of chemical weapons. >>> one of the largest wildfires in california history moved deeps into yosemite national park. >>> the city of detroit is getting a makeover. the state plans to demolish nearly 4,000 abandoned homes to remove the blithe. >>> and at least 21 people in texas have been sickened from a measles outbreak. that's the headlines "consider this" is up next on al jazeera. ♪ ♪ >>> who is bash aral-assad. the syrian president c
obama has talked about possible options in syria. >>> angela caine is now in syria, asking for access to the site of the alleged chemical attack. >>> wildfires in the west are showing no signs of slowing down. the rim wildfire is now threatening california's yosemite national park. two groves of sec/ias. >>> keeping watch over the zoo's newest resident. a baby panned a. no bigger than a stick of butter. it's her third. her second cub was born last year but died after a week. the new panda's gender has yet to be determined. and it's name will be decided when it's about 100 days old. go to aljazeera.com. >> charges that our nation's prisons are going from punishment to torture, a widespread hunger strike in california's prisons. where is the line between justice and cruel and unusual punishment. and activists paying the price at the border. can it change the face of the argument? we'll hear from them and their opponents. good evening, and welcome to consider this. dozens of prisoners in california are entering their 7th week of hunger strikes to protest solitary confinement. and now a j
obama is meeting security advisers in the white house to discuss options to attacks in syrian. meanwhile u.n. top disarmament officials have arrived in syrias and want access to the alleged mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. every sunday night al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >> this is just the beginning of something much bigger. >> thank god i didn't have to suffer what he had to go through. >> this sunday, the premiere of "into eternity". >> i am now in this place where you should never come. >> how do you contain 100,000 years of nuclear danger? >> it is an invisible danger. >> al jazeera america presents "into eternity". premieres sunday night 9 eastern. ... s ... my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranj
of a symbolic measure than anything else. >> has the obama administration been overly aggressive in your opinion in bringing the leaks and the press reports and the reporters who are using their sources and putting this information out? >> well, i think this edward snowden case is the latest example of the obama leakers. they are far more aggressively than the administration before it. there's been 7 prosecutions now for leakers to the press. it basically -- there was only three cases. part of the reason is because journalists leave it digital now. when you talk about methods. it should be standard practice by most the journalists. the government has many ways to get at your communications and your data and you can get news out to oh the american public. then these are the basic steps to take. >> what do you say to that? it is true as twice as many whistle blowers as any other president. they have been very high profileed. the associated press loses james and james risen has that issue with sources there. you think it's a crack down that this government is really trying to keep secrets in way th
obama is going to award the medal of honor ty carter this afternoon at the white house. carter is said to have saved his fellow soldiers in afghanistan during a taliban attack. he will be the fifth living soldier so receive the award for actions in afghanistan. it is given for personal accounts of valor beyond the call of duty. thanks for watching. much more news coming up. stay tuned for "consider this." ... s ... [[voiceover]] every sunday night, al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >>thank god i didn't suffer what he had to go through. next sunday, the premiere of google and the world brain. >>this is the opportunity of our generation. [[voiceover]] it would be the world's greatest library under one digital roof. but at what cost? >>google could hold the whole world hostage. [[voiceover]] al jazeera america presents google and the world brain. >> the horrors of solitary confinement in prison on movies and television, on shawshank redemption, and hbo's oz. whatever it's called, with he all know it's a place you don't want to go. >> i
. >> president obama canceled a meeting with vladimir putin. how do we move ahead. how diplomatically can there be movement with russia and iran where the relationships seem to be so frouth with problems? >> well, obviously we haven't found the key to unlock that particular door. we have a deputy secretary of state who is an expert on the arab world and on russia. he has served with distinction in both places. he has dealt with the russians, secretary kerry has reached out to them, but as was pointed out, they have important interests in syria. but it goes beyond that. i think there's a national pride, if you will, and putin's sense of himself and russia's destiny. he felt that yeltsin -- allowed russia to be humiliated in bosnia and kosovo, and he had been snookered in libya, and they are just very dug in. nevertheless i agree with chris hill that we can't just give us and quit trying, and i'm a bit skeptical about that number of 60,000 russians in syria. >> the russians themselves have reported that number. >> chris you were involved in bosnia actively. and their air strikes ended up wo
. >> that was president obama speaking this morning as part of his two day bus tour to promote his plan to lower the cost of college education. but consider this: the cost of college is certainly not the only part of our education system that needs reform. once upon a time, america arguably had the best public education system in the world. that's not the case. well place first place finland and last place south korea. so how do we reform our schools? joining us to discuss this from washington, d.c. is amanda ripley, author of the book the smartest kids in the world and how they got that way. amanda thank you for joings us. >> thanks for having me. >> they pretty much faced a pretty serious shock when they got there why are those systems so different than ours? >> you know finland is considered the utopia of education now where kids are getting an outstanding results in math science, where koreans work night and day, these are two different places and somehow they have gotten to the top of the world in education. >> south korea is different, because when you think of the difference between the u.s. and
nurses. 65% of the jobs that have been created since obama took office have gone to foreign workers when we have the slowest economic recovery on record. and the argument is, is it time for congress to be enacting -- we're not talking about a narrow bill for people who have been brought here under the able of 12, the dream act, 5, 10 years ago, instead of dismantling enforcement like the obama administration has done, they would work in the other direction to ensure rigorous enforcement to give the american people confidence that the system has correct. >> but the american people seem to the changes, d not, david? >> of course the american people want change, and they overwhelmingly report from dan stien. he can't win it. with the immigration reform. we're talking about $1.4 billion infused into the economy. and that creates jobs, it brings in science, technology, and engineering and economics, and that creates jobs for americans. >> unfortunately, we'll have to leave it there. we have run out of time. and i thank you all for joining us, and i wish you good luck in becoming a colleague,
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